Getty Name Meaning

Northern Irish (Derry): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Eitigh ‘son of Eiteach’, a personal name from eiteach ‘winged’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Geary, Getto, Betty, Ginty, Ditty, Gettys, Betti, Nutty, Cetta, Gitto

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Getty Family Origin

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Getty Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    64%
  • Bricklayer

    5%
  • Farmer'S Son

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Getty family was Laborer. Farmer, Bricklayer and Farmer'S Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Getty. The most common Getty occupation in Canada was Farmer. 64% of Getty's were Farmers.

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Getty Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Getty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Getty in 1952 was 53, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Getty

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